Pectus carinatum care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

At Mayo Clinic, specialists from pulmonary medicine, cardiology, and physical medicine and rehabilitation work with surgeons to care for children and adults who have pectus carinatum.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Mayo Clinic's pediatric experts use ultrafast CT technology, so children receive minimal exposure to radiation. If surgery is needed, Mayo doctors use a method of postoperative pain control that delivers medications through a flexible narrow tube inserted near the nerves of the chest to help speed recovery.

Nationally recognized expertise

Doctors at Mayo Clinic have extensive experience treating children with pectus carinatum, both with bracing and surgery. Pectus carinatum is rare, but Mayo Clinic doctors have seen hundreds of children and adults with the disorder.

June 10, 2017
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